Coronavirus deaths have gone above 5,00,000 in the US, and it is more than any other part of the world. The number is dreadful and tragic.
In the last pandemic year, the US already lost over 4,98,000 people – approximately this number is equal to the number of Missouri, Kansas, and smaller size of Atlanta.
According to the latest analysis of the University of Johns Hopkins, the effect of the disease is so vast that the COVID-19 mortality rate is nearly higher than the other leading health causes. The count of COVID-19 deaths stood up firmly last year, and the number crossed the 2019 data of death toll due to heart disease, cancer, Parkinson’s diseases, pneumonia, and flu altogether.
According to US top-level disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci, nearly as many people died from COVID-19 is now almost equal to the number of deaths of Spanish flu, also known as the 1918 influenza pandemic.
Former US President Trump’s failure in pandemic handling
By January 19, the count of deaths had reached 4,00,000 at that moment when former President Donald Trump began to wane in the US. Public health experts criticized the former president as he failed to take productive steps in such a crucial pandemic situation.
US President Joe Biden extends condolences to his wife and his vice President Kamala Harris
US president Joe Biden will light a candle on Monday at the White House crossover 5,00,000 deaths with a period of silent contemplation.
Biden spoke of the cumulative number of US coronavirus deaths. Vice president Kamala Harris, first lady Jill Biden, second gentleman Dough Emhoff marked a moment. They bent their heads at the White House after the remarks to pay respect to the lives lost and to share the grief.
Increase in Coronavirus deaths is a matter of severe concern
The COVID-19 pandemic spread to the United States in January 2020. The first week of February 2020 US confirmed its first death from COVID-19 in California and Santa Clara county. As of May 13, 2020, the US has the most confirmed active cases and deaths globally. After extending to 1,00,000 deaths in January, the US confirmed its 4,00,000 deaths, and it took just two months to go up from 4,00,000 to the edge of 5,00,000. The Covid-19 death toll of September and December were respectively 2,00,000 and 3,00,000.
Joyce Willis lost closed ones due to Covid-19
Among the enumerable Americans, Joyce Willis, inhabitants of Las Vegas, lost her spouse Anthony Willis on December 28. Within a blink of an eye, she lost her mother-in-law too in January.
The ICU informed Joyce Willis about her husband’s critical condition. But being COVID positive, she couldn’t stay with her spouse for the last time.
Willis motivated all the people saying moving forward are now the only option left with and start afresh as soon as possible.
Amidst this entire miserable situation, she had to look after her father-in-law as well as the children. She had to take all the domestic responsibilities, arrange internment, and deal with the thought of going back to the job as a therapist.
Being COVID-19 positive, her father-in-law, a Vietnam veteran, passed away on February 8. He put up with breathing problems though the family is in doubt about his death caused by COVID-19.
It wasn’t easy to be mentally strong in this situation and fulfilled all the necessary works, as she shared. The number of deaths hit nearly 2.5 million worldwide, based on a report by John Hopkins.
The death toll could be higher than official figures
As for the number of deaths in conformity with administrative units worldwide, the authentic count could be remarkably higher. The reason for insufficient testing and erroneously accredited to various causes initially.
Washington University forecast that despite endeavor to control coronavirus vaccines, death will cross 5,89,000 by June 1.
Fauci told the NBC Press meet that this is a traumatized pandemic, and people will be discussing this over the decades.